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Breathing and Snoring

So many people breathe through their mouths - there are definitely too many! The effects of mouth breathing on our health can be serious. Bad breath, inflammation of the gums, excessive strain on the cardiovascular system, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome during sleep. Snoring is never normal and should always be diagnosed and treated. This category contains products that help you learn to breathe through your nose and get rid of snoring. You will find tapes for the lips or nasal strips to facilitate nasal breathing.

Breathing and snoring 

When learning to breathe through the nose, it is often useful to use various tools to automatise nasal breathing. Mouth breathing is never normal and should always be clarified, as the consequences can sometimes be far-reaching. 

Is snoring harmful? 

Snoring is a sleep-related breathing disorder. It should also always be clarified to rule out breathing interruptions during sleep (obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome). Snoring is never normal - not even in babies. A guide for parents by the Australian ENT specialist Dr David McIntosh can shed light on the issue for many. 
The spectrum of sleep disordered breathing ranges from mouth breathing, snoring and upper airway resistance syndrome to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Consult your ENT doctor, a sleep laboratory and a speech therapist to optimise your sleep. 

Do lip tapes help to get rid of snoring? 

Lip tapes are an easy-to-use aid for learning and automatising nasal breathing. They help many people with snoring, but moutbreathing may not be the cause of snoring for everyone. If you are unsure, consult your ENT.
 It is recommended to clarify whether lip tape (e.g. Myotape SleepyStrip or the lip tape from Myospots™) can be used. An oral plaster can also be helpful to optimise the effect of C-Pap masks, which are often used in patients with OSAS (obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome). 

From what age can lip tapes be used? 

We recommend the use of Myotape or other lip tapes from the age of 4. An earlier start MAY be possible if you and your therapist think it is a good idea. In this case, the child's co-operation is essential and should be decided on an individual basis.